TORONTO: The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) has released a “know your rights” guide for Ontarians dealing with uncertainty during the province-wide stay home order.
The guide follows a chaotic weekend in Ontario where the government granted the police enhanced powers to stop and question people outside their homes, and then the near immediate repeal of those powers.
“This past weekend in Ontario has left many people uncertain about what powers police have to stop and question them during the stay at home order,” said CCF Litigation Director, Christine Van Geyn. “We created the ‘Know Your Rights’ guide as a source of legal information for a public that has been provided with conflicting and unclear direction from the government.”
The guide is available for free here, or by visiting the CCF’s website at the CCF.ca, and portions of the guide will be released as graphics on social media. The guide is legal information, not legal advice. The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is a registered charity, independent and non-partisan. We defend the constitutional rights and freedoms of Canadians in the courts of law and public opinion.